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Thread #159749   Message #3786281
Posted By: Rapparee
20-Apr-16 - 10:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: Grammar Police/Pedant alert
Subject: RE: BS: Grammar Police/Pedant alert
The US has, overall, abandoned the use of the umlaut (or my surname would use it) as well as the conjoined ae and similar typography. Thus, it's "feces" and not "faeces."

It is essential to keep the apostrophe if for no other reason than to differentiate between plurality and possession. And the use of numbers 4 words is illiterate beyond my power to describe.